The Dark Grey Flat Moth is a fairly drab coloured moth. The forewings are brownish grey with indistinct darker and paler banding and mottling. The hindwings are pale brown becoming darker towards the edge, with a darker oval patch in the middle towards the leading edge. The body is brownish. When at rest it holds its wings flat against the surface it is resting on.
Dark Grey Flat Moth
wingspan about 2cm
woodland, bushland where there are suitable food trees for caterpillars
the caterpillars feed on acacia plants (Wattles)
Microdes squamulata is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
|Common Name:||Dark Grey Carpet Moth|